[Reader-list] fourth posting:poems of the city
debjanisgupta at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 22 09:40:49 IST 2006
Some translations of poems on the city by me; hope you
enjoy them. Debjani
On Kolkata's breast
Wide as wings
Tin sheds and Iron railings
The bus-stand shelter
Jute bags flapping
In the december cold
To another road another pavement address.
Debobrata Bhattacharya, 'Ghumparani Golpo ebong'
You came to the City
....leaving aside homes, hearths, the path between
fields, the river's pull, trudging mile after mile,
you came to the city. Ballygunj to Sealdah, Sealdah to
Khidirpur, Khidirpur to Howrah you keep walking.
Beneath your cracked soles boiling tar. Over your
head, a sky dripping fire...
Ranajit Sinha, 'Shohore Gramer Chashi''
The Refugee March
Through tram windows office babus look
In the crowded maidan a meeting;
>From second floors, women watch, plaits in hand
Refugee mothers seething, milling
Manindra Roy, 'Ekhoni Ekhane'
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